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NEWS BRIEFS

Tim Burgess Inaugurated as 55th Mayor of Seattle

Burgess, a former radio journalist, served as Seattle City Councilmember from 2008 to 2017 ...

Mobile Mammography Van Comes to Health Fair, Oct. 7

Onsite mammograms, music, food, health information, and fun ...

Humboldt Sewer Repair Project Update: September 15, 2017

Environmental Services continues a project to repair more than 3 miles of public sewer pipes ...

NAACP Portland Branch Invites Community to Monthly General Membership Meeting

Meeting takes place from noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 23 ...

Portland to Launch Online Platform to Ease Rental Applications

One App Oregon will reduce barriers to accessing affordable housing for the city's renters ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Jeff Trades an Unknown Known for a Known Known

Jeff Tryens reflects on life in Central Oregon ...

We Must Have A New Poor People's Campaign and Moral Revival

Bishop William J. Barber II pens an exclusive op-ed about the need for a New Poor People's Campaign and Moral Revival. ...

Rebuilding the Gulf Coast, Preparing for the Next Harvey

Bill Fletcher talks about impact of Hurricane Harvey on poor workers on the the Gulf Coast. ...

It’s Time for Congress to Pass a Hurricane Harvey Emergency Funding Package

Congressional Black Caucus Members talk about recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

Kam Williams Special to The Skanner News

BIG BUDGET FILMS   

Captain Phillips (PG-13 for intense violence, sustained terror, bloody images and substance abuse) Tom Hanks stars in this action thriller, directed by Paul Greengrass, reenacting the 2009 rescue by Navy SEALs of an American container ship hijacked by Somali pirates. With Catherine Keener, Barkhad Abdi and Faysal Ahmed.  

Machete Kills (R for profanity, sexuality and pervasive graphic violence) Danny Trejo reprises the title role in this high body-count sequel which finds the intrepid detective-turned-spy recruited by the U.S. President (Charlie Sheen) to foil a terrorist plot being hatched by a Mexican madman (Demian Bichir) and an eccentric billionaire (Mel Gibson). Ensembler includes Lady Gaga, Sofia Vergara, Jessica Alba, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Antonio Banderas and Amber Heard.



INDEPENDENT & FOREIGN FILMS  

All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (R for sexuality, nudity, profanity, violence and pervasive drug and alcohol use, all involving teens) High attrition-rate horror flick about a 16 year-old blossoming beauty (Amber Heard) invited by classmates intent on taking her virginity to a wild weekend party at a remote ranch in Texas where kids start disappearing one-by-one. With Anson Mount, Edwin Hodge and Michael Welch.

Broadway Idiot (Unrated) Punk rockumentary highlighting the effort to turn Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong's hit album "American Idiot" into a Broadway musical. With Michael Mayer, John Gallagher, Jr. and Michael Esper.

CBGB (R for sexuality, drug use, violence and pervasive profanity) Rock & Roll retrospective revolving around Hilly Cristal (Alan Rickman), the founder of CBGB, the legendary, Greenwich Village nightclub which launched the careers of such New Wave groups as Blondie, the B-52s, the Ramones and the Talking Heads. Cast includes Malin Akerman as Debbie Harry, Joel David Moore as Joey Ramone, Mickey Sumner as Patti Smith and Taylor Hawkins as Iggy Pop.       

Design Is One: The Vignellis (Unrated) Fashion documentary revisiting the career of the husband and wife team of Massimo and Lella Vignellis, influential Italian designers of futuristic modern furniture, packaging, housewares and signage.  

God Loves Uganda (Unrated) Born Again documentary chronicling the campaign by Evangelical Christian missionaries to encourage the citizens of Uganda to abandon their cultural traditions in favor of Biblical law.

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete (R for profanity, drug use and sexuality) Coming-of-age saga about a 9 (Ethan Dizon) and 13 year-old's (Skylan Brooks) attempt to survive the summer on the sweltering streets of New York City after their substance-abusing mother (Jennifer Hudson) is arrested by the police. Cast includes Anthony Mackie, Jordin Sparks and Jeffrey Wright.  

Romeo and Juliet (PG-13 for violence and mature themes) A tale of forbidden love, set in Renaissance Verona, loosely based on the Shakespeare classic about a star-crossed couple (Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth) hailing from feuding clans. With Paul Giamatti, Stellan Skarsgard, Damian Lewis and Ed Westwick.

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